Day Quest Saturdays

Bring your family, group, or company for a day of fun and adventure!

New for 2020 ... Climbing Tower included with paid admission

dayquest lake

Ride the 700-foot water-landing zipline ... get blasted by the BLOB ... Swim in the LAKE with a white-sand beach, water volleyball and basketball, water slides, the LILY PAD crossing and WATER OBSTACLE COURSE. See it all from the giant CLIMBING TOWER overlooking the lake!

If your adrenaline still needs charging, jump on the UNIMOG 4x4 vehicle for a wild ride up the mountain, and into the river ... Unforgettable! Also, guided horseback rides on scenic wooded trails ... and, a favorite for all, rail excursions on the historic tracks of the former ET & WNC Railroad into the beautiful Doe River Gorge.

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At only $20 per person (age 7 and under-free) for the entire day (10:00 - 4:30) Day Quest is the best bargain around for your family or group.

Included with Admission

triple water-landing zipline

Triple Water Zipline

train rides

Train Rides

inflatable blob

The Blob

climbing tower

Climbing Tower



white sand beach

Sand Beach

sand court volleyball

Sand Volleyball

water basketball

Water Basketball

water volleyball

Water Volleyball

log roll

Log Roll

Lily Pads water challenge

Lily Pads

9-square in the air

Water Obstacle Course

Extra Cost Activities

UNIMOG giant 4x4 rides


$12 per ride.  Ages 6 & up
(weight limit: 225 lbs)

horseback riders

Horse Riding

$20 1 hr ride / Ages 12 & up
(weight limit: 225 lbs)

LUNCH ... adult $9 (kids ages 7 & under: $5) Black Angus hamburger, pulled-pork barbecue, or chicken sandwich.
Includes: potato salad or chips, baked beans, Coleslaw, cookie, lemonade or tea.

** Dates and Reservations **

**Full payment must be made with registration (see weather policy in FAQ below)**
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
August 22
Aug 29
All persons whether minor or adult must have a signed Release Indemnification form
Minors (under age of 18) must have their parent's prior written consent on the Release Indemnification form
Pre-Arrival information (click here).

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you need to buy Day Quest tickets in advance and pre-order meals if you plan to have lunch with us. Day Quest is becoming more and more popular and Doe River Gorge is becoming more widely known throughout the region. As popularity continues to grow, so do Day Quest numbers. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon to ensure your space at Day Quest! Also, a limited number of meals are available the day of above the number of those that pre-ordered meals.
Due to increasing popularity of Day Quest, it is suggested to purchase your tickets as soon as possible to ensure you receive the date you would like to visit; especially if you are coming with a sizable group. Tickets are available to purchase until the Friday before each Day Quest unless a particular Day Quest date becomes full. If a date becomes full it will show as “FULL” on the Day Quest calendar on the website.
We offer the lowest possible rates to everyone so that it is affordable to all.
In the event of lightning, the lake and activities will close 30 minutes after the storm has passed. If the lake and activities remain closed for more than 2 hours in a given day, a refund of $1 per person per hour will be made. If the lake and activities are closed all day due to weather, a pass for a future Day Quest or a full refund will be given at the time at the request of the attendee.
Yes, all minors must have a parent or guardian present with them at Day Quest. Be sure to have prior parental or legal guardian consent on our Hold Harmless Agreement Form before arrival. Minors must be accompanied by adult supervision while at Day Quest. Adults must also fill in and sign the Hold Harmless Agreement Form.
Yes, you may bring your own food to Day Quest; however glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises.
  • Horseback Riding - $20 per ride (1 hour) for ages 12 & up. (weight limit: 225 lbs)
  • UNIMOG 4x4 - $12 per ride ages 6 & up. (weight limit: 225 lbs)
  • You may want to bring extra cash for our lunch package, drinks, ice cream, snacks, DRG apparel, gifts, etc. at our Side Track Café and Doe River Gorge Outfitters stores.
We do not have locker facilities. Bathroom facilities are available for changing.
  • The Blob ~ 8 & up
  • Lake inflatables ~ 6 & up
  • Horseback Riding ~ 12 & up
  • UNIMOG Rides ~ 6 & up
  • Triple Zipline ~ 8 & up
  • Climbing Tower ~ 8 & up
Day Quest is simply a day for people in the community to come out and enjoy the beauty of the Gorge, the fun activities that Doe River Gorge provides, and spend time relaxing with family and friends. There is no set program; you are free to choose from the activities available throughout the day!
Yes, there is ample space for awnings in the grassy area behind the beach.
You are welcome to bring beach and water toys, floaties, and pfds. However, where PFDs are required, we supply them.